Marshall Health buys Patriot Coal building to expand medical opportunities

Marshall Health purchased the former Patriot Coal corporate headquarters building in Scott Depot with plans to begin offering expanded services in Putnam County by early 2017.

Marshall Health has been offering medical services in Putnam County since the early 1990s. Currently, more than a dozen Marshall Health physicians see patients exclusively or on a rotating basis in one of its Hurricane offices.

“We have been looking for the right opportunity to invest and grow in Putnam County,” said Beth L. Hammers, executive director of Marshall Health in a news release. “The former Patriot Coal building offered the amount of space we needed to merge our current practices and bring new specializations to the region.”

Patriot Coal moved its corporate headquarters to West Virginia in 2015. The 2.48-acre lot was built in 2006 as the headquarters for International Coal Group Inc. before serving as the headquarters for Patriot Coal.

Marshall Health plans to begin the process of converting the 51,000 square foot, three-story office building located at 300 Corporate Center Drive into medical offices this summer.

Marshall Health purchased the building for $5.3 million and this will allow the faculty practice plan to merge its existing Hurricane offices under one roof. The practice will then begin to offer more specialty services in the Teays Valley area.

This will also increase the medical school’s capacity for medical students and residents to train in an outpatient setting.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the School of Medicine and our faculty practice plan to broaden the clinical experiences our students and residents receive,” said Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “We also look forward to working collaboratively with our fellow health care providers, including a number of alumni, in Putnam County to help meet the needs of the region.”

Preliminary plans for the new Marshall Health facility call for expanded primary care and specialty services under one roof, including general internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, gastroenterology, cardiology, orthopaedics and more.

The building is located near Interstate 64. 

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